How To Curl Your Hair Like A Pro

Mermaid waves are a summer staple, but thick, textured curls aren’t going anywhere yet. If you’re ready to switch up your summer curls, we’ve got the best tips to curl your hair like a professional. From thick natural curls to red carpet waves, take your pick from our hair curling techniques. All you need is a hair straightener or a curling iron along with a heat protectant and holding spray.

Red Carpet Waves

These retro waves are a favourite on the red carpet, with celebrities like Margo Robbie opting for this classic, vintage look. The key to red carpet waves is to achieve tight curls, either with a hair straightener or curler.

We recommend starting each look with 2 or 3-day old hair, as freshly washed hair won’t hold the curls as long.

  1. Spray dry hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Take a one-inch section of hair and hold the straightener horizontally, wrapping the hair around the iron.
  3. Slowly pull the straightener downward.
  4. Leave the hair to cool and repeat on the next section.
  5. Once all the hair is curled, run your fingers gently through the hair to blend the curls into a uniform wave.
  6. Spritz with hairspray.

Natural Curls

Want something a little more natural? These waves are loose and tousled for that ‘just got out of bed’ look.

  1. Spray hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Take a one-inch section of hair and hold the curling wand vertically. Then wrap the hair around the barrel, away from the face.
  3. Repeat step 2 but in the opposite direction, toward the face.
  4. Either brush or run fingers through the hair to loosen the curls.
  5. Spritz with hairspray.

S Waves

If you’re still obsessed with beachy waves, the S wave technique is made for you. Just as the name suggests, the S wave creates an S shape from root to end for beautiful, beachy lengths.

  1. Spray hair with a heat protectant.
  2. Take a one-inch section of hair and push into an S shape with fingers.
  3. Take the straightener and tap over the hair, continuing the S shape down to the ends.
  4. Repeat step 3 with the S shape pushed in the opposite direction.
  5. Continue until all the hair is waved, then gently separate with your fingers.
  6. Spritz with hairspray.

Kinky Waves

This look is similar to the S wave, but instead of tapping the hair into place, the straightener will pull the hair into shape creating inward and outward waves.

  1. Spray with a heat protectant.
  2. Take a one-inch section of hair and place the straighter horizontally on the hair.
  3. Pull the straightener outward and down in a C shape, then repeat in the opposite direction down the length of the hair.
  4. Repeat step 3 until all the hair is ironed.
  5. Spritz with hairspray.

Which curly hair technique will you be trying?

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